Hopefully it's ok to post one of Lorna's recipes. I think every now and then she won't mind!
3 tablespoons olive oil
What a simple dish full of flavor! Ben loved the taste and took the leftovers for lunch the next day.
Husband Rating: 4/5 Grains -amy
Last week I cooked the Farro for this recipe with full attention to cook it in the same day, but of course other things came up. So tonight, when I needed to make a quick dinner, this was perfect. The recipe came together in less than 15 minutes and tasted amazing! I'm not sure where the big difference is from other red sauces I've made in the past, but the flavor in this sauce is unique and powerful. I'm guessing it's the balsamic vinegar?!
It is March, and almost no veggies are in season locally right now, especially not tomatoes. Instead of paying $4-5/lb for unripe tomatoes, I picked up 1 small organic can of whole tomatoes. As far as cost goes, this dish is probably the lowest price recipe we've cooked yet...here's how mine breaks out:
$1.50-Basil (I bought more, but didn't use all of it...so this is for about 1/3 of the pack)
$1.50-Farro...have we mentioned whole, dry grains are super cheap!?!
$2-Balsamic Vinegar, Dried Oregano (approximate guess)
This will feed me for at least 3 meals which is a great price for super healthy and homemade.
If you're reading this and waiting for a recipe to make...this is definitely one to try. Go for the Farro and do it...You won't regret it! -Vicki